Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More
A study released September 18 shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Researchers at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority assessed whether policy changes associated with the Affordable Care Act changed the number of uninsured Oregonians. Support for the study was provided by the Oregon Health Authority and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network.
James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF: Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk? – 9/25
James D. Ross, Ph.D., DAF, Air Force Medical Service and Director of the Air Force Trauma and Resuscitation Research Program, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, will present his talk, “Aortic Occlusion Systems: Potentially Powerful Tools, Significant Risk?” on Thursday, Sept 25th, 4 p.m., Mackenzie Hall 3198. Dr. Ross is a translational science expert in trauma and hemorrhage. He joined the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio in 2010 as a Senior Research Physiologist for … Read More
Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) is offering a number of great classes in the next few months for Research Administrators and others who support Research at OHSU. See the schedule of classes here. There are still spots available in this week’s class: Wednesday, September 24 RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Bancroft Building Community Room Whether you’re new to OHSU Research or have been around but would like to put … Read More
Louis Picker, M.D., and his team have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will spur their work on a vaccine candidate against HIV. This work is based on previous findings that this candidate, which uses cytomegalovirus as a vector, can boost effector memory T cells to successfully target simian immunodeficiency virus. This new award will test the safety of a prototype human version of the vaccine in … Read More
OHSU scientists presented to enthusiastic colleagues at the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 18-21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This unique scientific conference, known for its interdisciplinary subject matter and networking opportunities, is the Department of Defense’s major research meeting to address the medical needs of warfighters. Scientists from academia, industry, and three branches of the military, as well as military clinicians, program heads, and other officials, gather to discuss the latest findings … Read More
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OHSU School of Dentistry faculty will present at “Dental Myths and Controversies VIII,” the theme of the 11th annual Practice-Based Research in Oral Health (PROH) conference, on Oct. 31. Speakers include Jim Katancik, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of periodontology (Implant Platform Switching: Easy as Taking the Next Train?); Shawneen Gonzalez, D.D.S., M.S., assistant professor in the department of oral pathology and radiology (You see what? Can I Really Interpret that from a Panoramic … Read More
As a part of the Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education, the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care is sponsoring a lecture presented by Mark Siegler, M.D., FACP: “Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation: The Next Frontier.” Friday, Sept. 19, 8 to 9 a.m. OHSU Auditorium Dr. Siegler is the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago, executive director of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical … Read More
Ignite Health is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their passions. Presentations are quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global and bursting with innovation. The 2014 Ignite Health will be held October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences building. TOPICS & AUDIENCE Ignite Health can include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices, healthcare reform, reimbursement, … Read More